Foreign Affairs

  • Shows Syrian Army Troops Advance through Rebel-Held Areas

    The Syrian army continued its advance in rebel-held eastern Aleppo as they edge closer to seizing control of the Syrian city.A video released by the Syrian Central Military Media, the Syrian army’s media branch, purported to show the aftermath of shell…

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  • ISIS Plans to Attack Europe Discovered in Manbij, Others in Mosul and Raqqa

    Major General Rupert Jones a UK General and most senior commander in Iraq and Syria for Operation Inherent Resolve � the US-led international coalition against ISIS says the eventual capture of Mosul is expected to deliver even more intelligence and Raqqa also should be Isolated.

    A huge amount of Islamic State intelligence found after the capture of the Syrian town of Manbij was related to terror threats in Europe, according to Britain’s most senior commander in Iraq and Syria, as cited by British media.

    The trove allegedly includes details of financing, propagandists, and terrorist plots throughout Europe, the Guardian reported.

    Jones, who is based in the Kuwaiti headquarters of Operation against ISIS says a unit was set up in Kuwait to process all hard drives, USB sticks, and other data collected from Manbij.

    Major General Rupert Jones said the capture of Manbij in August was hugely important for external operations, adding that a huge amount of intelligence gathered in Manbij related to threats in Europe and elsewhere… the Telegraph reported.

    I am not going to go into the details but we know that external operations have been getting orchestrated to a very significant degree from within the caliphate critically from within Raqqa and from within Manbij… Jones said, as quoted by the Guardian.

    …They were key external operations hubs. There is a huge amount of intelligence, documentation, electronic material that has been exploited there that points very directly against all sorts of nations around the world, he added.

    I am absolutely certain that an extraordinary amount of intelligence will come out of Mosul. We have ramped up as a coalition our ability to gather and process all that intelligence, because it will be a labyrinth of intelligence and we need to get that into the hands of intelligence agencies, Jones said.

    Jones said that ISIS is actually struggling overall, having lost 56 percent of the territory it once held in Iraq, and 28 percent in Syria. Jones believes the next step is to continue that progress through the isolation of Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital.

    For as long as Raqqa is sitting there, they can orchestrate external operations, he said.

    Source: Al Alam

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  • Thousands Escaped Terrorists by Syrian Army Advancement

    Videos show thousands of residents from eastern Aleppo streaming into the Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district of the city after the Syrian army and its allies drove rebels from a strategically important area of eastern Aleppo.More than 2,500 peo…

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  • Saudi Border Military Base under Fire of Yemen’s Ansarullah Ballistic Missile

    Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters said late on Saturday that they fired a ballistic missile deep into Saudi border city of Khamis Mushait, targeting Allamuza military base.

    ALALAM � Yemen

    According to a statement posted on Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency, the missile hit the target accurately.

    Houthis said the missile fire came in “retaliatory response to the Saudi-led continuing air strikes on Yemeni cities.”

    Khamis Mushait city locates in Asir region, adjacent to Yemen’s northern border.

    It was the latest in a series of ballistic missile attacks by Houthis, who dominate most part of northern Yemen, against Saudi border cities since March 2015.

    Saba news agency reported dozens of air strikes over the past 24 hours by the Saudi-led warplanes against targets across northern Yemeni cities, including the capital Sanaa, northern provinces of Hajja and Saada and southwestern province of Taiz.

    The Saudi war on Yemen, ground battles and airstrikes have already killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, half civilians, injured more than 35,000 others and displaced over 3 million, according to humanitarian agencies, ABNA reported.

    Source; Al Alam

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  • Shooting on Thanksgiving Day Kills Two People, Injures Four in US State of Kentucky

    At least two people have lost their lives and four others sustained injuries in a shooting on Thanksgiving Day in the US state of Kentucky.

    The shooting occurred when hundreds of people had gathered for an annual community football tournament at Shawnee Park in the US city of Louisville on Thursday afternoon.

    Reports said the two fatalities were African-Americans and that the injured were hospitalized with light wounds.

    “At about 1:30 this afternoon, our Louisville second division officers responded to a call of multiple shootings in Shawnee Park. When officers did arrive they located two black males had apparently been shot and had been fatally wounded and were pronounced dead here at the scene, Louisville Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

    The Louisville metro police homicide unit is investigating. There are four other individuals that we believe also was shot here. All of their injuries appear to be non-life threatening at this point, he added.

    Police said there were no suspects in custody and they had not established a motive for the attack.

    “The increase in homicides in our city should be alarming to everyone � and LMPD [Louisville Metro Police Department] needs the public’s help to solve these crimes,” Greg Fischer, the city mayor, responded on Twitter after the shooting.

    The law enforcement forces have asked people with information on the shooting to contact police. The incident forced the officials to call off other games at the Shawnee Park football court.

    According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.5 million domestic gun deaths were registered in the US between 1968 and 2014.

    CDC also reports that firearms kill more than 33,000 people in the US every year, a number that includes accidental discharge, murder and suicides.

    Today, it is estimated that there are between 270 million and 300 million guns in the US, about one per person, according to the New York Daily News, Press TV reported.

    Source Al Alam.

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  • Iraqi Forces Seized a Dozen of ISIS DRONES in Eastern Mosul

    Iraq’s elite forces of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) seize a number of drones during search operations of the recaptured Zahraa Districs of eastern Mosul, which Iraqi forces say the militants’ are using to attack Iraqi troops.Islamic State has be…

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